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Kira K Homsher earned her MFA in Fiction at Virginia Tech, where she taught creative writing and composition. Currently, she serves as Audience Editor for Longreads and The Atavist, Features Editor for Carve Magazine, and Fiction Editor for X-R-A-Y. She previously was Editorial Assistant for The Believer, Managing Editor for The New River, and Fiction Editor for the minnesota review. She graduated from Temple University in 2018 with degrees in English and Film, and has lived and studied in many cities, including Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Seattle, London, Tokyo, and (currently) Los Angeles. 

Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, Best Small Fictions, and the Shirley Jackson Awards, and she was a finalist in contests held by Kenyon Review, American Short Fiction, Shenandoah, and CRAFT. Her writing appears or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review OnlineIndiana ReviewPassages NorthLongreadsDIAGRAM, BarrelhouseThe Normal School, and others.

illustration on home page by Melanie Kleid*



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